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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978146683179740 Pages, Ages 5-8
In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.
But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren't smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally—when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career—proved her detractors wrong. This inspiring story of the first female doctor shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors to come.
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone is an NPR Best Book of 2013
NPR Best Book of the Year, ME Chickadee Book Award - ML, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), New York Charlotte Award Master List, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice A ML, Utah Beehive Book Award Master List, Orbis Pictus Recommended Title